Lean Fluffy Startups

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Jack Crews' Ignite presentation to DOSUG on how to run a startup on the cloud.

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Lean Fluffy Startups

  1. 1. Lean  Fluffy  Startup?   Lean  Thinking   Cloud  Computing   Small  Company  
  2. 2. Old  School  Startup  Code  incognito  for  a  year   Get  VC’s  to  believe   f   Invest  lots  o $$$  in  me?  Buy  lots  of  cool  servers  
  3. 3. Lean  Thinking   Learn  from   users   Implement  Tell  everyone   bare  minimum   Release  
  4. 4. Minimum  Viable  Product  (MVP)  
  5. 5. Focus  On  Your  Core  Business  
  6. 6. Leverage  Other  People  Work  Open  Source   Software  As  A  Service  (SAAS)  
  7. 7. !NOT_INVENTED_HERE  Sweet,  I  just  added  Google  Maps  to  my  mobile  app!     OR   Let’s  see…if  I  download  some  map  data     from  a  government  website……..  
  8. 8. SAAS  Example    SIP  service  for  ½  cent/min    Implement  REST  service    Setup  SIP  server    Code  up  sockets,  channels,  timeouts,  queues,   security,  etc  
  9. 9. Leveraging  Twilio    Twilio  makes  phones  ring  for  2  cents/min    REST  API    Development  &  Operations  teams  supporting   platform  
  10. 10. This  Includes  Tools  Code  Repository   Team  Collaboration   Requirements  
  11. 11. Cloud  Computing   Purchase  Upfront   OR   Pay  As  You  Go  
  12. 12. Act  Like  The  Big  Boys   Redundant  servers  in  multiple  datacenters   Databases  with  remote  backup   Content  distribution  network   Load  balancing   Server  monitoring   Auto-­‐scaling   High  availability  storage  
  13. 13. Configurable  In  A  Console  
  14. 14. Less  Time  On  System  Administration   Fewer   Headaches  
  15. 15. Amazon  Relation  Database  Service     Configured  from  a  console     Backups     Patches     Replication     Migrate  to  larger  server  on-­‐demand  
  16. 16. Powerful  Combination  Short  User  Feedback  Loops   Learn  From   Users   Focus  On  Your  Core  Business   Implement   Tell  Everyone   Bare  Minimum   Deploy  to   Cloud   Cheap  Resources   Pay  As  You  Go  
  17. 17. The  Rules  Of  The  Game  Are  Changing   Collaboration   Incognito   Rapid  Feedback  
  18. 18. The  Rules  Of  The  Game  Are  Changing   Time  To  Market   Months  or  years   Days  or  weeks  
  19. 19. The  Rules  Of  The  Game  Are  Changing   Upfront  Capital   Significant   Just  Enough  
  20. 20. Everyone  Can  Play  Now!   What  company  will  you  start?  

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